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All Posts Tagged With: "Pulitzer Center"

Guinea-Bissau hopes to stop cycle of political assassination

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Guinea-Bissau hopes to stop cycle of political assassination

Campaign season has begun in Guinea-Bissau, though it is muted due to continued concern following repeated assassinations of political leaders and candidates. Marco Vernaschi of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently returned from Guinea-Bissau and describes the country's climate of violence.

Posted: June 17, 2009 12:20   Comments: 0
Stable Somaliland in the shadow of lawless Somalia

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Stable Somaliland in the shadow of lawless Somalia

Somaliland, the break-away region of northern Somalia, has remained a fairly stable and peaceful state -- but has gone unrecognized by the international community. The Pulitzer Center's Tristan McConnell discusses why.

Posted: June 15, 2009 13:13   Comments: 3
Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

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Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

Rising sea levels could force the evacuation of entire populations from low-lying countries like the Maldives, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, according to a recent report. Climate change could potentially create 200 million refugees by 2050.

Posted: June 12, 2009 16:41   Comments: 2
Latvian farmers weather economic storm

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Latvian farmers weather economic storm

Kristina Rizga of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes about how farmers are coping with the difficult economic times in Latvia, where the economy is expected to contract by 16.5 percent this year.

Posted: May 25, 2009 12:08   Comments: 2
Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

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Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

Lisa Biagiotti shares the story of a gay Jamaican who received asylum in the U.S. on the basis of his sexuality. Though he is free from persecution, he still wrestles with issues of secrecy and religion, and his family in Jamaica still doesn't know he's gay.

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:08   Comments: 11
Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

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Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about his visit to the Bethania clinic, where he encountered the young victims of Guatemala's rampant malnutrition.

Posted: April 16, 2009 13:02   Comments: 6
Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

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Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

The United Nations has said joint efforts between Rwanda and Congo represent real hope in a war that has raged for more than a decade. But since late January, Human Rights Watch cites continued insecurity, reporting that over 180 civilians have been killed and at least 90 women and girls have been raped.

Posted: April 10, 2009 19:57   Comments: 0
Guatemalans shed tears of frustration over U.S. immigration

From the Field

Guatemalans shed tears of frustration over U.S. immigration

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about the experience of Guatemalan migrants to the U.S.

Posted: March 31, 2009 10:44   Comments: 5
Street gangs target and kill bus drivers in Guatemala

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Street gangs target and kill bus drivers in Guatemala

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about the ongoing violence instigated by street gangs in Guatemala. Approximately 33 bus drivers have been killed so far this year.

Posted: March 30, 2009 09:24   Comments: 3
Pascal and Vestine are alive in Congo, but still not home

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Pascal and Vestine are alive in Congo, but still not home

Correspondent Michael J. Kavanagh returned to eastern Congo last month and found Pascal and Vestine. We interviewed the Bumbaris last year, and since, they've fled for a third time and are now in a new refugee camp.

Posted: March 26, 2009 17:00   Comments: 3

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